• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Swapnil Shah

Resource Innovations

Board Member

Seasoned operating executive, passionate about launching and scaling new ventures, Swap has founded three enterprise software companies that went on to either IPO or acquisition, evaluates and advises companies as a PE/VC operating advisor, and is dedicated to working with on climate technologies and the energy transition. Swap is an Operating Advisory board member at BV Investment Partners, a mid-market buyout firm, focusing on their energy transition investment thesis.  Swap also serves on the boards of Resource Innovations, GridX and Innowatts. Most recently, Swap was the founder and CEO of FirstFuel Software, an industry leader in customer intelligence for utilities.  Swap grew the company to customers and offices across North America and Europe, delivering solutions to 40 of the world’s largest electric and gas utilities. FirstFuel was acquired in a private equity led rollup to form Uplight. Prior to FirstFuel, Swap founded and led software companies that were acquired by Oracle and Inktomi. An expert in leveraging cloud analytics to transform the energy sector, Swap has addressed audiences across the globe including at the White House, Fortune Brainstorm, European Utilities Executive Summit and Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers. He has been nominated E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year and Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40.  Swap has been written up and cited in the NYTimes, Time Magazine, CIO and Greentech Media. He holds a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.

Sessions With Swapnil Shah

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 05:30pm - 06:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 11:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 12:00 am

    Oceans and Climate: Innovative solutions

    The world’s oceans store 90% of our carbon and hold tremendous potential for scaling up climate and carbon solutions. Hear from world renowned experts in the field of climate and ocean on the potential of emerging technologies such as ocean energy production, carbon sequestration and ocean acidification mitigation. How will these catalyze growth of the $2.5 trillion blue economy? What promising ocean-based climate solutions are on the horizon?